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Southend Connect Live

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This year the Rainier Chamber of Commerce embarked on a unique storytelling campaign called Southend Connect, https://southendconnect.com, with stories of local business owners and community leaders who make Southeast Seattle neighborhoods a culturally rich place.

Because local small businesses and community leaders are what bring character and substance to our neighborhoods, we’re producing a video series where they tell their own personal story of their passion and what drives them to connect.

Here’s a sample: Journalist Marcus Greenon storytelling and hope; Tony To, working to bring affordable housing to the Rainier Valley; Monika Mathews, helping teen girls find strength and beauty inside and out; Abdirahman Tache and Ahmed Ali,refugees who provide healthcare in a diverse neighborhood; Jean Veldwyk, on starting her Rainier Valley real estate business in the 1960s. Check out Southend Connect, https://southendconnect.com, click, “Stories.”

On Thursday, Sept. 19, we invite you to experience the Southend in a new way at Southend Connect Live. We will bring together the voices of the local business owners and residents and explore how storytelling can enrich and build community.

Our overall mission is to improve South Seattle neighborhoods by mobilizing the caring power of the community. As engaged community members, our hope is to foster economic growth for local small businesses and create valuable platforms for connecting with one another.


September 19
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Rainier Chamber of Commerce


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